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    It is a world ruled by Mad Science! Things happen. Usually, they happen to other people. This is entertainment. That's when the front door gets blown in- And you belatedly realize that, once again, you are doomed to be the entertainment in another exciting installment of: GIRL GENIUS!

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    Ello ello ello! Wuts all this then? Just gotta make my mark so I can avoid losing track of the new thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traab View Post
    Ello ello ello! Wuts all this then?
    Actually, that reminds me. The story is in England in the (sort of) Victorian era, and we've seen plenty of guards in busbys (and similar), but not seen anything like the traditional policeman in any of the backgrounds (including the street scenes). Obviously not an absolute requirement of course, but an odd omission.
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    "Hold on just a d*** second. UK has spam callers that try to get you to buy conservatories?!? Even y'alls spammers are higher class than ours!" Peelee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Actually, that reminds me. The story is in England in the (sort of) Victorian era, and we've seen plenty of guards in busbys (and similar), but not seen anything like the traditional policeman in any of the backgrounds (including the street scenes). Obviously not an absolute requirement of course, but an odd omission.
    Presumably there are all manner of sparky surveillance devices lurking unseen. Not to mention whatever quasi-omniscience Albia has.

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    are we there yet?
    * my emphasis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Actually, that reminds me. The story is in England in the (sort of) Victorian era, and we've seen plenty of guards in busbys (and similar), but not seen anything like the traditional policeman in any of the backgrounds (including the street scenes). Obviously not an absolute requirement of course, but an odd omission.
    Maybe we'll see them if we keep our eyes Peelered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Maybe we'll see them if we keep our eyes Peelered.
    Nice one - I've never Met a pun I didn't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Nice one - I've never Met a pun I didn't like.
    Thanks, it's been bobbying around in the back of my mind for some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    Thanks, it's been bobbying around in the back of my mind for some time.
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    Tweedle telling the truth? What is this madness!?
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    The British conquered the world in search of spices and then decided to use none of them.

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    I think the explanation is swamp gas induced hallucinations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PraetorDragoon View Post
    Tweedle telling the truth? What is this madness!?
    I think he's been talking to the Ferengi. Rule of Acquisition #76 - Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.

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    Even "this bear" who has had almost no contact with Tweedle, doesn't buy it. His rep is that bad I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailurus View Post
    I think he's been talking to the Ferengi. Rule of Acquisition #76 - Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
    #100 works better. "When it's good for business, tell the truth."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailurus View Post
    I think he's been talking to the Ferengi. Rule of Acquisition #76 - Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.
    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    #100 works better. "When it's good for business, tell the truth."
    That is a insult.
    To the Ferengi.
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    "This Bear" is actually speaking in a manner that is appropriate in the vernacular; his middle name is "This Bear".
    An explanation of why MitD being any larger than Huge is implausible.

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    So, what's the over-under on this previous student of Vapnoople's being one of the charred corpses in the basement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    So, what's the over-under on this previous student of Vapnoople's being one of the charred corpses in the basement?
    Doubt it. It's probably the "eye" person we saw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HandofShadows View Post
    Even "this bear" who has had almost no contact with Tweedle, doesn't buy it. His rep is that bad I guess.
    Didn't the bears work for Martellus during the years between Vapnoople being captured and Krosp reclaiming them? My guess is he's met him previously.
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    Or heard stories from those who have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Or heard stories from those who have.
    No, SZbNAhL is right, it was explicitly established that the Bears were working with Tweedle, if only because he was in possession of "the Shiny Thing", which he was forced to return to them when Krosp took over. Whatever the ST is, we never got to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sihnfahl View Post
    #100 works better. "When it's good for business, tell the truth."
    War is good for business.
    Peace is good for business.

    It's easy to mix those two up.

    Meanwhile, I've just done a 2 month catchup. How did I let this get out of date for so long?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    No, SZbNAhL is right, it was explicitly established that the Bears were working with Tweedle, if only because he was in possession of "the Shiny Thing", which he was forced to return to them when Krosp took over. Whatever the ST is, we never got to see it.
    I know. But that doesn't mean this This Bear has worked with Tweedle. Somehow, I doubt Tweedle bothers interacting with anyone but the top layer of underlings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I know. But that doesn't mean this This Bear has worked with Tweedle. Somehow, I doubt Tweedle bothers interacting with anyone but the top layer of underlings.
    One of his few redeeming qualities seems to be that he genuinely cares about his people. Case in point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    I know. But that doesn't mean this This Bear has worked with Tweedle. Somehow, I doubt Tweedle bothers interacting with anyone but the top layer of underlings.
    If he's personally assisting Krosp, he's probably in the top layer of the Bear hierarchy, whatever form that takes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoduck View Post
    If he's personally assisting Krosp, he's probably in the top layer of the Bear hierarchy, whatever form that takes...
    It's complete and utter Anarchy most of the time. They're such Barbearians.

    Quote Originally Posted by SZbNAhL View Post
    One of his few redeeming qualities seems to be that he genuinely cares about his people. Case in point.
    He is, unfortunately, the third best candidate for the Storm King's crown we've seen after Seffie and Tarvek, if only because he's vaguely sane in the "would not kill everyone for minor issues that should be resolved diplomatically" department and has periodic bouts of decency.
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    Going to point out the obvious that Martellus could have been telling the literal truth (that Krosp knows he can't control him) and still be trying to deceive him (he may know that Krosp is wrong).

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    This is wonderfully satisfying.
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    Gil and Tarvek are great.
    Gil and Tarvek working together are perfect.
    The Heterodyne has the best underlings.
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